TSLAC - Texas State Library and Archives Commission

10/21/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2019 09:27

Texas State Library and Archives Commission to Visit Brownsville Public Library

Austin, TX - The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will meet at the Brownsville Public Library on November 1. The Commission, which convenes several times during the year in Austin, conducts its annual fall meeting at a designated library in the state. This year, the Commission has selected Brownsville in recognition of the outstanding services the library provides the community.

Representative Eddie Lucio III will be on hand to welcome the Commission and commend Brownsville for its services to the people of South Texas.

The Commission is also pleased to welcome local library leaders Marisol Vidales, Director of the Dr. Hector P. Garza Memorial Library in Mercedes; Nicole Cruz, Lead Librarian, Sharyland Independent School District, Mission; and Angie Lugo, Director of the Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library in Los Fresnos.

The Commission supports libraries, educational activities and information services throughout Texas and awards funds every year to libraries undertaking innovative projects. During its meetings, the Commission deliberates on library and information issues and welcomes the public to provide feedback on state programs.

'The Texas State Library and Archives Commission offers programs to partner with libraries, protects the archival records of the state, promotes sound records management practices at government agencies, and provides for the reading needs of individuals with visual disabilities,' said Mark Smith, Director and State Librarian. 'We see the incredible impact of libraries on the educational and economic opportunities of people across the state, including in Brownsville and the greater Rio Grande Valley.'

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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit